SKIN BEAUTIFYING HERBAL TEAS
Japanese herbal teas as refreshing beverages. They can be consumed as alternatives to sugary drinks.
These healthy concoctions offer numerous benefits ranging from weight loss and beautifying skin to allergy relief to ridding body toxins.
YOMOGI-CHA (Artemisia Princeps Tea)
For beautifying skin, reducing blemishes, age-spots and sun damage.
Yomogi is the Japanese “wonder herb” and its extract is used by leading cosmetics manufacturers. Refreshing tea with pleasantly vegetal taste.
BIWA-CHA (Loquat Leaves Tea)
For healing inflammatory skin conditions and boosting general immunity against infections. Earthy, very mild with subtle hint of sweetness.
HATOMUGI-CHA (Adlay Millet Tea)
For lightening skin and improving complexion and getting rid of freckles and spots. Light, roasty, popcorney and slightly sweet tea.
Beautiful Hair with Little or No Shampoos and Conditioners Japanese women are famous for the beauty of their hair well into old age. and the fact is that shampoos were not even available in Japan until 1930s.
CLEANSING AND CONDITIONING
SEAWEED: Cleanse and Condition Hair
Seaweed hair cleanser comes in powder form. It is mixed with water to produce a light gel-like mixture which is used to cleanse hair. It used to cleanse and conditions hair and supplying essential nutrients to hair and scalp, chemical-free.
Seaweed is abundant in calcium, magnesium and iron. It is also a rich source of iodine, the lack of which according to many studies causes the thyroid gland to under-produce thyroxin, resulting in dry hair, thinness, poor hair growth and hair loss.
Reducing use of shampoos or going shampoo-free has many obvious benefits. Shampoo strips hair of sebum, the oily substance we naturally secret to nourish and protect our hair and scalp.
To compensate for the resulting loss, scalp produces too much sebum, leading to the need to wash hair frequently, and necessitating use of conditioners and other aftercare products.
CAMELLIA OIL: Seal Hair Shaft to Prevent Moisture Loss
The most common use of Camellia oil in Japan is for conditioning hair after bathing, as it works best applied to hair when it is damp.
Camellia oil not only softens hair (because of its very high Oleic fatty acid content) and makes it more manageable, but it also protects hair by forming a barrier against environmental pollutants.
Also, it seals the hair shaft preventing moisture loss, and can help treat damage from perms and coloring and repair breakage and split ends.
Combing your hair properly distributes hair’s natural oils to the rest of your hair. It also keeps hair from tangling and improves its texture and health.
Proper grooming makes hair more manageable and easier to keep clean and wash.
“TSUGE” WOODEN COMBS: Polished, Seamless Teeth Glide Through Hair Without Snagging
Japanese wood combs are handmade and polished tooth by tooth from Tsuge (boxwood,) one of the densest, hardest types of wood.
In contrast to synthetics, wood teeth have microscopic pores which pick up and re-distribute scalp’s natural sebum and any oil you apply in a thin, even layer, promoting natural shine and gloss.
The smooth, seamless teeth do not snag and damage hair. Also, wood does not generate static electricity, resulting in less frizz.